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Instant Pot Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

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Instant Pot Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta is going to become an instant favorite. Tender and juicy shrimp smothered in a creamy and spicy sauce, paired with pasta. Skip the takeout from your favorite restaurant and make this homemade bang bang shrimp pasta at home for a fraction of the price. 

I think it is safe to say my husband is a lover of shrimp. I wanted to use my favorite bang bang sauce paired with pasta to see how we liked it. BOY was this recipe a winning dish in our home. My husband got the savory and tender shrimp, I got pasta that was soaked in the bang bang sauce for that perfect amount of heat. 

If you have never hand bang bang shrimp, try it, you are totally missing out. Add in the pasta as I did, and you will just upgrade the wow factor of this dish.

Instant Pot Bang Bang Shrimp


What Is Bang Bang Shrimp 

Bang bang shrimp is generally an appetizer served up, that is sweet and spicy covered shrimp. Bonefish Grill is known for their bang bang shrimp, and let me say, when you make this into a dinner paired with pasta, it really transforms the flavors of the classic bang bang shrimp you know and love. 

How Spicy Is Instant Pot Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

The beauty of this recipe is you can make it lighter on the heat factor or spice it up. The heat isn’t overwhelming like some dishes you might have tried in the past. I recommend using less Sriracha and less crushed red peppers if you want a milder flavor. Now if you like the heat, leave the recipe as is. 

Once you finish cooking you can test the dish, and if you want more heat just drizzle on the Sriracha and sprinkle on more pepper flakes. Give it a stir and see how the heat feels for you then. I always recommend going light on the heat factor, and adding to it, cause you can’t take the heat away once mixed in.

Instant Pot Bang Bang Shrimp


This Instant Pot Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta Dish is Banging! 

I use my Instant Pot at least three times a week, and I get asked why. If you look at this dish, it takes just 4 minutes to cook, that is incredible! If I did this on the stove top and oven it could take around 20-30 minutes. Plus with the Instant Pot it really helps keep the moisture in the food, so I don’t have to worry about opening my Instant Pot to dried up shrimp, they are cooked to perfection and it soaks up all the flavors of the spices.

What To Serve with Instant Pot Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

Since I served my shrimp with pasta you might reach for a dinner roll, steamed vegetables or even a side salad. I personally think this is a meal in one, and doesn’t need much of a side but you are welcome to whip one up if you would like! 

Instant Pot Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta Recipe 

I hope you love my creative bang bang shrimp pasta recipe. Bang Bang shrimp is one that I keep coming back to over and over again. It is such a savory dish that is great for serving guests as well. It offers a pretty presentation value, and the Instant Pot makes it so simple to whip up. 

We have made this dish for tons of people over the past few years and everyone asks for the recipe. It is truly that good if you are a fan of shrimp and pasta, and a little creamy sauce with a kick. This recipe could be right up your alley! 


Why I Love My Instant Pot For Quick Dinner Recipes 

Since I started using my Instant Pot we have had more flavorful dishes, that are cooked incredibly fast, and it makes me and my family happy. Even people who are a bit challenged in the kitchen have found that the Instant Pot allows them to cook meals that are delicious and not burnt! I have so many incredible recipes on my site you should give a try. It truly is a magic pot, it does pretty much everything.  You may also like my Olive Garden Chicken ScampiInstant Pot Pasta Carbonara, Or even My Instant Pot Beef Tips and Gravy

Don’t wait another minute, give this bang bang shrimp recipe a try! Be prepared to fall head over heels in love with the sauce, pasta, and tender shrimp! 



Instant Pot Bang Bang Shrimp

Instant Pot Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

Instant Pot Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

Instant Pot Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta is going to become an instant favorite. Tender and juicy shrimp smothered in a creamy and spicy sauce, paired with pasta.


  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 pound spaghetti pasta
  • 1 Pound Shrimp
  • 1 tbs lime juice
  • For the Sauce:
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup Thia sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tbs sriracha
  • 1/4 Tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 Tsp onion powder


  1. Place Pot on Saute,
  2. Add garlic, paprika, and olive oil. cook for about 1 minute.
  3. Break pasta in half and place in the pot.
  4. Pour 3 cups water over the top.
  5. Take a piece of foil and place your shrimp on the foil sprinkle with more paprika and 1 tbs lime juice.
  6. Place on top of your pasta right in the pot.
  7. Place on manual High pressure for 4 minutes.
  8. Do a Quick Release.
  9. While pasta is cooking prepare the sauce by mixing together all ingredients for the sauce.
  10. Mix together shrimp, pasta, and sauce. Stir and serve. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 426Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 167mgSodium: 985mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 22g

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Saturday 15th of August 2020

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Linda Sanders

Monday 3rd of August 2020

Great recipe but I would put the shrimp in the water and pasta to cook more thoroughly. It also needs lots of salt!

Pam M.

Tuesday 21st of April 2020

This was delicious! Made according to recipe including the cook time except I realized I was out of sriracha so I used Franks Red Hot Sauce and this turned out nice. I will be making this again and trying it with other protein (chicken or andouille sausage etc). Thank you for a simple and quick wonderful dish!

Debbie Kreischer

Sunday 12th of January 2020

Just tried this last night. Never even eaten it before. But was fast, easy, and DELICIOUS!


Friday 12th of July 2019

I made this tonight and got a burn error. Anyone know what I did wrong? Very new to the IP

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